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South Wales Aviation Museum (SWAM)
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An exciting venture by Gary Spoors of GJD Services and John Sparks of Horizon Aircraft Services utilizing their own, and loaned, exhibits.
The following aircraft are now in place on the St Athan Picketston Business Park, with many more to follow. Open on weekends and public holidays. 



Display Hangar 

(526) Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-29 wreckage

MSN 2960525887 - Russian Air Force "26 red" - TsAGI Zhukhovsky Research Institute "526" - 24/07/93 w-o in mid-air collision with MiG-29 925 during display at RIAT Fairford - c96 wreckage scrapped at Enstone, cockpit and other parts saved - c98 Fenland & West Norfolk Aviation Museum, West Walton Highway - 01/07/19 to SWAM
526
Picture credit StuC

54439 (55-4439) Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star

MSN 580-9883 - 1956 delivered to French Air Force - SLVSV EC.13 Lahr - 04/57 SLVSV EC.13 Colmar - c62 SLVSV EC.7 Metz "7-DE" - late 60's SLVSV EC.2 Dijon "2-HE" - unknown CEVSV.338 Nancy "338-HB" - by late 72 CIFAS.328 Bordeaux "WI" - 25/01/78 returned to USAF charge and flown to RAF Sculthorpe - 05/06/79 by road to Sunderland for preservation - 22/01/20 to SWAM
55-4439
Picture credit IanG

(F-BTGVAero Spacelines B-377-SGT Super Guppy Turbine flightdeck

MSN 0001 L/N 5 - built using a new fuselage mated to the cockpit, wings, tail, and main landing gear of an unknown Boeing KC-97G - 25/09/69 reg N211AS  - 24/08/70 first flight - 24/09/71 reg cancelled - 29/09/71 reg F-BTGV to Airbus Industrie/Aeromaritime - Airbus Skylink "1"  - 03/90 16,160 FH inc those as a KC-97  - 01/07/96 flown to Bruntingthorpe for preservation - reg cancelled 07/02/97 - 01/21 broken up - 04/02/21 nose to SWAM
F-BTGV
Picture credit StuC

(B-HUI) Boeing 747-467 flightdeck

MSN 27230/1033 - ff 03/06/94 - dd 10/06/94 to Cathay Pacific Airways as VR-HUI - re-reg B-HUI 01/09/97 - wfu 30/09/16 - ferried Hong Kong-Manchester-Bruntingthorpe 27-31/10/16 - broken up 07/17 , flightdeck saved - to St Athan 12/01/19
B-HUI
Picture credit RichT

(G-APFG) Boeing 707-436 flightdeck

MSN 17708/128 - 09/05/60 first flight as N5094K - 23/06/60 delivered to BOAC as G-APFG - 30/03/73 to British Airtours - 03/11/80 final flight to Stansted for ATEL as GIA - 24/04/81 reg cancelled as PWFU - c87 to Qualitair - 03/89 broken up - 09/05/89 fuselage to Cardington for fire suppression trials - 04/00 broken up bu GJD Services, nose to Bruntingthorpe - by 04/03 to Cove, Hampshire - by mid 2004 to Pershore, Worcs - 16/04/19 to SWAM, St Athan
G-APFG
Picture credit StuC

G-BCTT Evans VP-1 Volksplane

MSN PFA/1543 - 24/12/74 registered to Brian John Boughton, Thetford, Norfolk - 77 construction completed by Mr Boughton - 23/08/01 registered to M J Watson, Diss, Norfolk - 31/12/03 reported with 360 total Flying Hours - 10/02/04 registered to D J Jenkins, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk - 22/10/04 registered to E R G Ludlow, Canterbury, Kent - 25/03/05 Permit to Fly expired - 15/04/14 registration cancelled by CAA - by 06/17 with D Whiteside, Chesterfield , intention to restore abandoned and offered for sale 2018-2020 - 22/04/21 to SWAM
G-BCTT
Picture credit StuC

G-BMMF Clutton FRED Series II

MSN PFA 029-10296 - 20/02/86 registered to J M Jones, Castle Cary, Somerset - 1990 home-build completed - 15/02/00 to E C King, Lydney, Gloucs - 31/12/01 total 151 flying hours - 14/08/03 Damage sustained to the landing gear after a heavy forced landing in a field near Ross-on-Wye after the engine misfired on a Permit-to-Fly test flight - 29/09/05 to R C Thomas, Boverton, Glamorgan - 11/03/19 moved to SWAM
G-BFFM
Picture credit IanG

G-BRFC/WP321 Percival Sea Prince T.1

MSN PAC/P/71 - ff 12/03/53 - 20/03/53 awaiting collection - 23/04/53 dd AHU Stretton - 14/11/53 AHU Lossiemouth - 17/11/53 744 NAS Eglinton "GN-406" - 06/04/54 AHU Lossiemouth - 08/09/56 750 NAS Culdrose "CU-675" - 13/10/59 750 NAS Hal Far "HF-675" later "HF-672" - 05/07/65 750 NAS Lossiemouth "LM-692" later "LM-659" - 26/09/72 750 NAS Culdrose "CU-575" - 23/04/74 RAF Sydenham for storage - 08/07/77 AHU Culdrose - 01/08/77 750 NAS Culdrose "CU-580" later "CU-570" - 26/06/79 5MU Kemble - sold to Rural Naval Air Service, Hitchin, Herts and reg 10/09/80 G-BRFC - 09/02/81-10/08/83 Ray Aylieff Ltd, "CU-570" applied - 22/08/83-03/02/94 Rural Naval Air Service - 03/02/94-12/11/99 Aces High North Weald - 26/11/99-23/08/00 Aces High US Inc, Wilmington, DE reg N7SY - 05/12/99 ferried North Weald-Bournemouth - 08/06/06-11/06/12 Andrew & Geraldine Dixon, Bournemouth reg G-BRFC - Bournemouth Aviation Museum - Bournemouth Hurn Airport - 11/06/12 Mark Stott, Exeter - 28/05/12 to St Athan
G-BRFC
Picture credit Gary Spoors/GJD Aerotech
G-BRFC
Picture credit IanG


G-BTUS Whittaker MW7

MSN PFA 171-11999 - 05/09/91 registered to J F Bakewell, Hucknall, Notts - 18/07/93 overturned on forced landing near Collingham, Notts after engine stopped in flight - 24/09/96 to J W Webb, Hereford - 13/08/02 to P K Jenkins, Redditch - 21/11/02 to C T Bailey, Middleleaze, Swindon - 31/12/05 declared 21 total flying hours - 20/06/06 Permit to Fly expired - 31/07/18 "No-Flight" Declaration - 10/06/21 to SWAM
G-BSUT
Picture credit IanG 

G-BVGH/XL573 Hawker Hunter T.7

MSN HABL-003360 - 17/04/58 first flight - 26/08/58 Awaiting Collection - 28/08/58 5 MU Kemble - 29/10/58 DFCS West Raynham "L" - 02/12/65 229 OCU Chivenor "97" - 05/03/70 4 FTS Valley "97" - 07/10/74 Cat.3R - 14/10/74 repair on site by 71 MU - 06/03/75 4 FTS Valley - 17/09/75 Cat.3R - 19/11/75 4 FTS Valley - 09/77 MOD(PE) - 31/10/77 4 FTS Valley - 05/12/77 5 MU Kemble - 24/04/78 4 FTS Valley - 17/09/79 5 MU Kemble - 12/03/80 237 OCU Honington - 06/08/80 5 MU Kemble - 19/12/80 Laarbruch Stn Flt - 09/06/82 237 OCU Honington "573" later "WC" - 07/11/83 Abingdon for Major - 16/08/84 237 OCU Honington - 19/10/84 237 OCU Lossiemouth - 30/04/86 12 Sqn Lossiemouth - 06/05/86 237 OCU - 04/07/86 12 Sqn - 29/09/86 237 OCU - 01/10/86 12 Sqn - 26/01/87 237 OCU - 04/02/87 12 Sqn -  22/04/87 MOD(PE) Farnborough - 11/05/87 12 Sqn - 23/09/87 IAM Farnborough - 03/02/88 12 Sqn - 06/06/88 237 OCU loan - 08/08/88 12 Sqn - 22/03/91 Shawbury MU and wfu - 09/93 for sale by tender - purchased by Barry Pover, dismantled and transported to Exeter - 26/11/93 reg G-BVGH - 07/05/94 first flight post restoration - 13/03/00 reg to DAT Enterprises Ltd and moved to North Weald - 2001 returned to Exeter - 16/08/03 reg to Global Aviation Services Ltd - 30/06/10 reg to David Davidson - 08/06/11 reg to Mark Stott - 15/12/11 to St Athan
XL573 G-BVGH Hunter T.7
Pictures credit Keith Morgan
G-BVGH
Picture credit IanG


G-BVPP/XP534 "XR993" Folland Gnat T.1

MSN FL536 - 28/03/63 first flight - 21/05/63 CFS Little Rissington - 23/04/65 4 FTS Valley - 26/06/70 Hawker Siddeley Ltd for reconditoning - 22/01/71 4 FTS - 23/03/72 CFS - 18/04/72 4 FTS - 20/05/73 CFS - 10/05/76 4 FTS "62" - 13/11/78 Abingdon for disposal - 12/01/79 allocated 8620M - 03/79 by road to 1 SoTT Halton "64" - 23/11/93 by road to Cranfield, owner Tim J. Manna - 22/04/94 registered G-BVPP to Tim J. Manna/Kennett Aviation - 12/09/95 first flight post-restoration as "XR993" in Red Arrows scheme - 02/05/03 to Red Gnat Ltd, North Weald - 17/09/04 whilst approaching the circuit to land at North Weald Airfield, the engine lost power. As the pilot considered that the aircraft had insufficient energy to complete the turn on to final approach, he elected not to order an ejection and landed the aircraft wheels up in a partially ploughed field, approximately one nautical mile to the north-west of the airfield. With a landing speed of approximately 160 knots and approximately 800 lbs of fuel on board, the aircraft touched town, bounced and then slid to a halt with minimal damage. There was no fire and both occupants made their escape unaided. No definitive technical cause could be established for the loss of power but it was considered likely that a restriction in the fuel supply to the engine had occurred late into the flight. Sustained damage to lower fuselage - 22/05/09 registration cancelled by CAA - 26/08/10 by road to Bruntingthorpe - 06/04/19 to SWAM
G-BVPP
Picture credit Gary Spoors

G-CLAX Jurca MJ5 Sirocco Type F.2 Series 39

MSN PFA 2204 - 24/05/68 registered G-AWKB to K Bywater, Luton, Beds - 23/10/69 project sold - 04/11/69 registered to G D Claxton, Pontyclun - 22/04/99 re-registered G-CLAX - 27/02/12 reg cancelled by CAA - ?? at Spalding Weston Hills - by 05/14 to St Athan still as incomplete fuselage - 24/08/15 registered to G S Williams, Barry - 03/19 to SWAM hangar, cut in half lengthways and displayed on Cafe wall in red scheme
G-CLAX Jurca MJ5 Sirocco
Picture credit Keith Morgan
G-CLAX
Picture credit RichT

G-ELLE Cameron N-90 Hot Air Balloon Envelope 

MSN 4498 - 11/01/99 registered to S Lacey, Norwich, trading as L.E. Electrical - 21/08/00 reg to L.E. Electrical Ltd - 15/06/07 CofA expired - 31/07/07 reg to S.Lacey, Wymondham - 28/10/08 reg to D.Stagg, Spixworth - 31/12/14 declared 364 flying hours - 03/11/15 "No Flight" Declaration - 2019 to M.Burdett, Aylmerton for preservation - 04/10/19 De-registered as PWFU - 05/08/20 donated to SWAM and moved by road to St Athan
G-ELLE 
Picture credit IanG
G-ELLE 
Picture credit StuC 

G-KAEW/XL500 Fairey Gannet AEW.3

MSN F.9459 - 02/02/61 first flight - 09/03/61 AHU Culdrose - 17/03/61 849 NAS HQ Flt "CU-414" - 12/10/61 NARIU Lee-on-Solent - 23/10/61 AHU Culdrose - 01/02/62 Westland White Waltham for mods - 02/04/62 849 NAS HQ Flt "CU-417" - 18/04/63 Westland White Waltham - 11/09/63 849 NAS HQ Flt "CU-414" - 11/12/64 WHL Ilchester - 18/04/66 RNAS Brawdy - 28/04/66 849 NAS B Flt/HMS Victorious "H-332" - 02/09/66 loan to A&AEE Boscombe Down - ret 849 NAS B Flt "332" - 21/02/69 849 NAS HQ Flt "BY-767" - 20/11/69 WHL Ilchester - NASU Brawdy - 13/11/70 Lossiemouth - 14/04/71 WHL Ilchester - 05/07/71 NASU Lossiemouth - 14/01/72 849 NAS HQ Flt "LM-766" - 02/03/72 NASU Lossiemouth - by 12/72 849 NAS B Flt "R-042" - 01/12/74 849 NAS HQ Flt "LM-760" - 21/11/78 NASU Culdrose for storage - by 07/80 to A2701/E4755 for SAH Culdrose - by 12/81 stored - 26/05/83 began restoration to airworthy state - 19/09/83 first flight post restoration - Dowty-Rotol loan for noise tests - 28/02/85 final flight to Lee-on-Solent for storage - 16/06/90 by road to RNAY Fleetlands - returned to Lee-on-Solent - 05/07/95 to Culdrose for display - 23/03/00 to World Naval Base, Chatham Dockyard "CU" - sold to T J Manna/Kennet Aviation - 09/01/04 reg G-KAEW - 26/06/04 to North Weald - 26/07/08 to Exeter - 26/01/10 reg cancelled - 11/04/11 reg to Mark Stott - 04/02/12 to St Athan
XL500 G-KAEW Gannet AEW.3
Picture credit Keith Morgan
G-KAEW
Picture credit IanG


G-MMNN Sherry Buzzard

Ernie Sherry’s Buzzard Microlight. 34 foot span, AUW of 354lbs, empty weight 154lbs, wing area of 109 sq/ft, estimated level speed 55 mph. Engine 210 cc Solo giving 110lbs static thrust on a 50 x 32 prop. Wings feature 2.5 degree washout as well as sweep back and spoilers. Build started in 1984 and it was registered as G—MMNN c/n 1. Never completed due to time/ill health. It was declared permanently withdrawn from use on 27/07/17 and arrived at SWAM on June 13th 2020.
G-MMNN
Picture credit IanG 

G-OBLN/XE956 de Havilland Vampire T.11

MSN 15664 - 29/04/55 Awaiting Collection - 04/05/55 29 MU High Ercall - 09/01/56 2 TAF Germany - 12/01/56 67 Sqn Bruggen - 06/05/57 12 MU Kirkbride - 20/01/59 22 MU Silloth - 04/11/59 12 MU Kirkbride - 16/11/59 22 MU Silloth - 21/12/59 APS Sylt - 06/09/71 27 MU Shawbury - 14/06/62 3 CAACU Exeter - 19/11/62 8 FTS Swinderby - 02/03/64 1 FTS Linton-on-Ouse "67" - 06/01/66 27 MU Shawbury - 14/02/67 CATCS Shawbury "N" - 02/02/71 sold to St Albans College - flown Shawbury-Hatfield, final flight time 2456 hours - 07/92 sold to de Havilland Aviation and moved by late 92 to Bridgend - 14/09/95 reg G-OBLN - by 05/03 to Pencoed - 14/05/04 to Rochester, Kent. Stored, dismantled in warehouse - 14/02/05 reg cancelled - 09/07/18 to St Athan - 26/11/18 reg G-OBLN to Jonathan Vivash
G-OBLN/XE956 Vampire T.11
Picture credit Keith Morgan
G-OBLN
Picture credit StuC

G-RAFI/XP672 BAC Jet Provost T.4

MSN PAC/W/17641 - 28/09/62 Awaiting Collection - 02/10/62 2 FTS Syerston - 24/02/65 CAW Manby - 20/05/69 Cat.3R - 22/50/69 repair on site by 60 MU - 12/06/69 CAW Manby - 04/09/70 CATCS Shawbury - 15/02/72 CAW Manby, painted in special marks and used by the "Macaws" aerobatic team - 27/11/73 School of Refresher Flying Manby/Leeming - 19/12/75 allocated 8458M - 15/01/76 1 SoTT Halton - 03/92 tendered for disposal - by 08/92 at Jurby, Isle of Man - 18/12/92 reg G-RAFI to R MacGregor Muir, Ramsey, IoM - 04/98 to Bournemouth - 09/11/98 reg to Glenn Lacey, Epsom - 27/02/99 first flight post restoration - mid 99 North Weald - 02/11/99 reg to Richard Everett, Sproughton -  02/04/03 Everett Aero Bentwaters - 15/05/09 Nottingham University, Retford as GIA - 22/11/10 reg cancelled - 29/07/11 Bruntingthorpe -  09/04/18 to St Athan
XP672
Picture credit Gary Spoors/GJD Services
G-RAFI
Picture credit IanG


G-SDEV/XK895 de Havilland Sea Devon C.20

MSN 04472 - 17/04/56 dd to AHU Lossiemouth - 10/07/56 FOFT Yeovilton - 08/11/56 728 NAS Hal Far - 07/05/57 AHU Lossiemouth - 25/06/57 Station Flight Lee-on-Solent - 16/03/59 781 NAS Lee-on-Solent - 09/07/59 AHU Lossiemouth - 23/08/60 781 NAS Lee-on-Solent - by 10/65 Station Flight Linton-on-Ouse - 20/09/66 NARIU Lee-on-Solent - 05/03/68 781 NAS Lee-on-Solent - 21/02/69 Station Flight Culdrose - 05/04/73 RNAY Belfast - 781 NAS Lee-on-Solent - 01/02/74 Station Flight Culdrose - 02/78 5 MU Kemble - 11/08/78 NATIU Lee-on-Solent - 13/03/79 781 NAS Lee-on-Solent - 25/03/815 MU Kemble - by 01/83 Station Flight Culdrose - 18/12/89 to storage at RAF Shawbury - 09/03/90 sold - 29/03/90 reg G-SDEV to P Gill & W Gentle and based at Cambridge - 09/95 to Bruntingthorpe for storage pre-disposal - 13/10/96 flown to Swansea - 19/11/96 reg to de Havilland Aviation, Bridgend - 30/07/98 reg to J Jones, Pencoed - 24/09/98 auctioned for £35,000 - late 98 flown to Shoreham - 03/12/98 reg to Wyndeham Press Group, Hove - by 09/03 at Kemble - 20/06/05 reg to Aviation Heritage Ltd, Coventry - by 10/11 at Coventry - 13/02/13 to Newquay by road for Classic Air Force Museum - 2015 to Cornwall Aviation Heritage Centre - 08/07/18 to St Athan
G-SDEV
Picture credit StuC
G-SDEV
Picture credit IanG


N858WL Boeing 737-406

MSN 24858/1903 - ff 25/07/90 - dd 21/08/90 to KLM Royal Dutch Airlines as PH-BDW - wfu 19/09/11 - to Willis Lease Finance Corp 10/11/11 as N858WL - ferried Amsterdam-Bruntingthorpe 16/11/11 - reg cancelled 04/12/14 - reduced to forward fuselage - to SWAM St Athan 12/01/19
N530WL
Picture credit RichT 

WD293 on arrival at St.Athan on 12/07/10 -Picture credit IanG

WK128 English Electric Canberra B.2

MSN R3/EA3/6642 - 18/06/54 awaiting collection - 23/06/54 delivered - 1958 RRE Pershore, used as a jamming aircraft for "window" launching tests, then guided weapons fusing and, later, laser designation research - 1975 withdrawn from use - 02/77 by road to Flight Refuelling Aviation, Tarrant Rushton, overhauled and modified for Beech AQM-37A "Stilletto" trials - 1978 RAE Llanbedr, modified with target towing equipment - c2003 withdrawn from use for spares recovery - 02/04 offered for tender - 11/04 broken-up at Llanbedr, cockpit saved - late 04 to Pershore, Worcs - 16/04/19 to SWAM, St Athan
WK128
Picture credit StuC

WZ869 de Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk T.10

MSN C1/0900 - 25/06/53 delivered to 9 MU Cosford - 25/08/53 Comm Sqn Colerne - 08/01/54 10 MU Hullavington - 22/06/55 Durham UAS - 26/06/56 22 MU Silloth - 16/05/56 Oxford UAS - 22/08/56 20 MU Ashton Down - 15/05/57 5 MU Kemble - 07/10/57 Dishforth Stn Flt - 15/12/57 27 MU Shawbury - 03/05/60 RAFC - 02/09/65 1 FTS - 20/05/68 crash-landed at Linton-on-Ouse, Yorks after the engine failed to pick up during an overshoot. The student had inadvertently turned off the fuel and ignition. The pilot was demonstrating an engine failure after take-off and then opened the throttle but there was no response from the engine. The pilot then asked the student if the switches were on and he replied that they were. The pilot then attempted again but without success and so a forced landing was made short of the airfield. In the subsequent investigation, it transpired that the student had misunderstood some comments made by the instructor pilot so had closed the ignition switches and only put them back on when asked if they were on by the pilot. The exercise had not been briefed beforehand and the student's inexperience was a contributing factor - deemed to be beyond economical repair, and struck off charge as Cat.5(G/I) - reduced to cockpit section - 05/06/68 allocated 8019M to 391 (Wilmslow) Sqn ATC, Handforth, Cheshire as "Chippax" - c97 departed to ? - 28/07/07 sold to South Moulton, Devon - 18/07/08 to Bruntingthorpe - 18/08/08 to Leicester, restored and extended "6" - to Bruntingthorpe - mid 2018 to St Athan
WZ869/6 Chipmunk T.10
Picture credit Keith Morgan

XS507 Westland Wessex HU.5

MSN WA176 - 05/08/64 first flight at Yeovil by Mr DAS Colvin - 27/08/64 delivered to Helicopter Holding Unit (HHU), Fleetlands - 29/10/64 707 Sqn, Culdrose "CU-W" - 07/08/68 Royal Naval Aircraft Yard (RNAY) Fleetlands - 04/03/69 Naval Aircraft Support Unit (NASU) Culdrose - 01/04/69 845 Sqn, Culdrose "CU-B" - 23/10/69 846 Sqn, Culdrose "CU-C" later "CU-XC" - 15/07/71 846 Sqn moved to Yeovilton "VL-XC" - 31/05/73 RNAY Fleetlands - 19/02/74 NASU Yeovilton - 27/09/74 707 Sqn, Yeovilton - 07/11/74 RNAY Fleetlands - 25/11/74 NASU Yeovilton - 24/05/76 772 Sqn, Portland "PO-513" - 04/08/78 rolled over onto port side after u/c collapsed due to ground resonance on a precautionary landing after cyclic control problems in the low hover on a test flight at Portland - 15/08/78 to Accident Investigation Unit (AIU) Lee-on-Solent by road - 06/02/79 to RNAY Fleetlands by road for repair - 19/06/80 2 Flying Training School, Shawbury "F" - 15/12/80 NASU Yeovilton, held as Frontline Immediate Replacement (FIR) - 01/08/81 'C' Flt, 772 Sqn, RFA Olna "ON-314/Buzby II" for Gulf Patrol in Middle East - 19/04/82 carried out the first deck landing on SS Uganda after she sailed from Gibraltar on the way to the Falklands, having been converted to a hospital ship - 05/05/82 'B' Flt, 847 Sqn "XU" - 14/05/82 to the South Atlantic in MV Atlantic Causeway - 01/06/82 arrived at Port San Carlos, Falkland Islands, remained on Atlantic Causeway - 16/06/82 flown off to RFA Tidepool for 'D' Flt, 848 Sqn "XU" - 01/07/82 transferred to HMS Hermes for HDS/VERTREP duties - 05/07/82 returned to UK aboard Hermes - 22/07/82 707 Sqn, Yeovilton "ZG" - c04/83 707 Sqn Royal Navy Presentation Team (RNPT), Yeovilton "VL-RN" - 02/04/85 845 Sqn, Yeovilton "RN" - 11/11/85 RNAY Wroughton - 04/02/86 772 Sqn, Portland "PO-627" - 19/01/87 Department of Naval Recruitment (DNR) Flt, Portland "PO-627" - 06/02/87 772 Sqn, Portland "PO-627" - 23/03/87 DNR Flt, Portland "PO-627" - 03/04/87 772 Sqn, Portland "PO-627" - 21/03/88 Air Engineering School (AES) Lee-on-Solent, GI Class GRB A2762. "27" Total FH 4792.25 - 05/93 re-categorised as Ground Instruction (GI) Class GR(2) A2674 at AES "27" - 04/11/95 by road to Air Engineering & Survival School (AESS) HMS Sultan, Gosport "27" - 22/07/08 to 606 Sqn, RAuxAF, RAF Benson for display, repainted in grey 84 Sqn colour scheme - 09/07/19 to Historic Helicopters, Higher Purtington, Somerset - 18/05/21 to SWAM, St Athan
XS507
Picture credit IanG

XV582 McDonnell Douglas F-4K-36-MC Phantom FG.1 "Black Mike"

MSN 9336/3253 - 11/01/69 first flight - 05/05/69 delivered to RAF in USA - 09/05/69 delivered to 23 MU Aldergrove - 08/07/69 Leuchars Conversion Flight (became 43 Sqn) - 01/09/69 43 Sqn "582", "F" by 02/70 - 23/08/72 to HSA Holme-on-Spalding Moor for Mods - 13/10/72 43 Sqn "F" - 08/10/76 to Disposal Account for Cat.3R repair - 03/11/76 43 Sqn "F" - 31/10/79 to HSA Holme-on-Spalding Moor - 09/04/80 43 Sqn "F" - 11/03/81 loaned to 111 Sqn - 06/04/81 to St Athan MU for Major Servicing and repaint in grey scheme - 31/07/81 43 Sqn "F" - 25/01/84 to St Athan MU for Mods - 20/02/84 43 Sqn "F" - 09/10/85 to St Athan MU for Major Servicing - 16/12/85 test flight at St Athan - 20/12/85 43 Sqn "F" recoded to "AF" - 24/02/88 flown Lands End-John O"Groats in a World Record 46 mins 44 secs (590 miles at 757 mph), first RAF Phantom to exceed 5000 hours during the flight (crew pilot W/Cdr John Brady and navigator Flt Lt Michael Pugh) - 25/04/88 to Disposal Account for Cat.3 Minor repair - 16/05/88 43 Sqn "AF" - 31/07/89 111 Sqn after disbandment of 43 Sqn - 09/90 painted black overall coded "M" for Leuchars Battle of Britain Airshow in tribute to the black 111 Sqn Hunters of 1950s - 09/90 228 OCU afer disbandment of 111 Sqn - 06/09/90 allocated 9066M for use as Weapons Loading Trainer, but authorised for further basic display flying due to its popularity - 16/02/92 final flight - 02/92 preserved with 111 Sqn/RAF Leuchars, later stored in HAS - 05/16 purchased by Gary Spoors, remained at Leuchars - 25/10/17 to RAF Cosford for restoration and RAF 100th Anniversary display - 20/11/18 to St Athan
XV582
Picture credit StuC
XV582
Picture credit IanG   


XW420 BAC Jet Provost T.5A

MSN EEP/JP/1042 - 28/10/71 Awaiting Collection - 29/10/71 RAFC Cranwell - 12/05/72 Cat.3R - 06/06/72 repair on site by 71 MU - 19/07/72 RAFC Cranwell - 14/05/74 BAC Warton for conversion to T.5A - 06/10/74  RAFC Cranwell - 16/06/80 5 MU Kemble - 15/07/80 BFTS Cranwell - 17/07/86 St Athan Station Flight - 02/09/86 FTS Cranwell "83" - 05/01/88 CWP Scampton - 16/05/88 FTS Cranwell "83" - 07/06/93 allocated 9194M as GIA - 15/06/93 2 SoTT Cosford "MU" - 24/11/94 renamed 1 SoTT - 01/04/04 renamed DCAE Cosford - 25/06/13 to Woodvale as Gate Guard - 08/09/17 to St Athan
XW420
Picture credit IanG
XW420
Picture credit IanG


ZA195 British Aerospace Sea Harrier FA/2

MSN 41H-912034 - built as FRS.1 - 09/09/82 first flight - 01/11/82 BAe Dunsfold - 25/01/84 899 NAS SU - 03/05/84 899 NAS "710" (12 month MOD(PE) loan) - 29/07/85 BAe Dunsfold for trials and conversion to F/A.2 prototype DB.1 - 19/09/88 first flight as F/A.2 - 17/01/90 A&AEE charge at Dunsfold - by 16/04/98 to Boscombe Down - returned to Dunsfold - 21/08/00 to BAe Warton by road - 13/05/02 to DARA St Athan by road for storage - 24/09/02 to AMG Yeovilton by road for spares recovery - 13/11/02 FAA Museum Cobham Hall - 2004 purchased by Gary Spoors - 04/05 to Wycombe Air Park - 09/03/06 to FAST Farnborough on loan - 21/02/08 to Tangmere Military Aviation Museum on loan - 03/07/19 to SWAM
ZA195
Picture credit IanG

ZA326 Panavia Tornado GR.1P

MSN BT006/3008 - 31/07/80 APU fire during ground tests at Warton requiring new rear fuselage - 31/03/83 first flight - 26/05/83 delivered Flight Systems Sqn, RAE Bedford - 01/10/89 FSS renamed Aerospace Research Sqn - 01/04/91 RAE renamed Defence Research Agency - 25/03/94 DTEO Boscombe Down - 01/04/95 DTEO renamed DERA - 01/04/01 DERA renamed QinetiQ - 13/12/05 final flight and stored Boscombe Down - 08/05/13 purchased by Elliott Atkins and donated to Panavia Tornado Preservation Group - 01/10/13 by road to Bruntingthorpe - 27/10/18 to St Athan for display at SWAM
ZA326
Picture credit StuC
ZA326
Picture credit IanG   


ZA612 Panavia Tornado GR.4T
 
MSN BT028 built as GR.1T  - 06/07/82 first flight - 13/08/82 delivered  to Marham - c09/82 617 Sqn Marham "04" - c01/83 617 Sqn recoded "T" - c07/84 TWCU/45 Sqn Honington -  12/87 17 Sqn Bruggen "CX" - 05/92 TWCU/15 Sqn Honington "TZ" - 18/11/99 to BAe Warton for conversion to GR.4 No.66 - 09/08/00 DARA St Athan "TZ" - 13/09/00 14 Sqn Bruggen "TZ" allocated "BW" but never worn - 06/10/00 Lossiemouth ASF "TZ" - 01/01 15 (R) Sqn Lossiemouth "TZ" - 12/05/05 2 Sqn Marham "IV" - 2008 9 Sqn Marham "IV" uncoded by 04/08 - by 07/08 stored and became WLT - 25/03/10 to BAE Systems Warton by road for MLFP - BAE Systems Trial Fleet sometime coded "074" - 10/07/13 CMU Marham "074" - 09/13 31 Sqn Marham "074" - 04/14 ATTAC CMU Marham - 11/14 Marham Wing "074" - 05/15 ATTAC CMU Marham - ??/15 15 (R) Sqn Lossiemouth "074" - 05/17 12 Sqn Marham "074" - 05/18 WLT Marham "074" - 06/18 Marham Wing "074" - 21/01/19 withdrawn from use at Marham - 02/04/19 by road to DSTL Porton Down for display - 10/06/21 to SWAM - 5671.33 hrs in 4202 sorties, and clocked up 4508 landings including 5 arrested - fitted with the RAF 100th Anniversary fin previously fitted to ZG772
ZA612
Picture credit Gary Spoors


ZG822 Westland Sea King HC.4

MSN WA1003 - 18/09/90 first flight - 15/10/90 delivered to AMG Yeovilton - 28/10/90 846 NAS - 16/11/90 848 NAS "WF" - 03/12/90 painted in desert pink scheme - 21/12/90 flown to Southampton/Marchwood Docks and shipped to the Gulf in MV Atlantic Conveyor II - ??/91 re-coded "WO" in Gulf - 02/04/91 flown Southampton Marchwood-Yeovilton after return to UK in RFA Argus - 04/91 846 NAS "WO" later "VM" - by 16/04/91 painted in Olive Drab scheme - 21/04/91 shipped to Gulf in RFA Argus for Operation Haven in Iraq - 19/07/91 returned to UK - 22/03/92 drifted to port whilst landing troops and sank into snow covered gulley causing main rotor blades to strike ground at Death Valley near Markensdalen, Norway - 03/92 airlifted by HMH-464 CH-53E to RFA Sir Galahad for return to UK - 31/03/92 offloaded Sir Galahad and by road to MASU Lee-on-Solent - 01/04/92 by road to AMG Yeovilton for Cat.4 repair - by 16/09/93 846 NAS "VN" - 04/10/95 RNAY Fleetlands for refinish - 02/11/95 846 NAS "VN" - 09/11/95 RNAY Fleetlands - 14/11/95 846 NAS "VN" - 12/01/96 AMG Yeovilton - by 23/02/96 846 NAS "VN" - by 09/12/96 AMG Yeovilton - 01/05/97 848 NAS "ZN" - 01/09/97 846 NAS "VN" - 20/01/99 845 NAS loan - 10/03/99 846 NAS "VN" - 06/08/01 DARA Fleetlands - 20/03/03 846 NAS "VN" - 13/01/03 845 NAS "(Y)N" shipped to Iraq - ??/03 846 NAS "(V)N" - 08/10/03 returned to UK  -  08/11/04 AMG Yeovilton for mods - 05/01/05 846 NAS "VN" - 05/04/05 AMG Yeovilton - 14/10/05 848 NAS "WS" - 05/06/07 CHFMU Yeovilton - 06/07/07 848 NAS "WS" - 07/01/08 AMG Yeovilton - 06/05/08  848 NAS "WS" - 05/01/09 CHFMU Yeovilton - 09/03/09 848 NAS "WS" - 02/02/10 VAHS Fleetlands - 01/11/10 848 NAS "WS" - by 04/12 wfu to HMS Sultan, Gosport - 27/11/13 to Bruntingthorpe - 11/04/18 to St Athan
ZG822/WS Sea King HC.4
Picture credit Keith Morgan
ZG822
Picture credit StuC

Outside display 

(A7-ABX) Airbus A300B4-622RF flightdeck 

MSN 554 - ff 11/01/90 as F-WWAU - dd 12/03/90 to Korean Air as HL7293 - re-registered HL7537 16/12/97 - to Qatar Airways 01/12/00 as A7-ABX "Al Dawha" - converted to freighter at Dresden and dd to Qatar Airways Cargo 28/06/07 - wfu 26/04/13 - ferried to Bruntingthorpe 19/11/13 - broken-up by 18/08/14, flightdeck saved - moved to St Athan 18
A7-ABX
Picture credit StuC   

G-AZHJ Scottish Aviation Twin Pioneer CC.2 

MSN 577 for RAF as XP295 - 28/11/60 first flight at Prestwick - 01/03/61 awaiting collection - 02/03/61 230 Sqn, Dishforth - 18/01/63 Odiham Station Flight/Short Range Conversion Unit (SRCU) - 01/08/63 60 MU Dishforth - 04/09/63 returned to Odiham - 03/10/63 Ministry of Aviation loan - 13/10/63 returned to Odiham - 24/09/64 Ministry of Aviation loan for Scottish Aviation - 16/12/64 1310 Flt, Odiham/Guyana - 16/02/65 Ministry of Aviation loan for Scottish Aviation - 20/01/66 1310 Flt - 25/04/66 Ministry of Aviation loan for  A&AEE, Boscombe Down & Scottish Aviation - 19/05/67 Odiham SF/SRCU - 12/07/67 27 MU, Shawbury - 26/08/70 sold to Scottish Aviation, Prestwick - 71 to G-31-16 - 20/10/71 reg G-AZHJ to Flight One Ltd, Staverton - 24/11/71 arrived at Staverton - 01/01/83 TT 3,505 FH - 11/04/91 reg to Prestwick Pioneer Preservation Society, Prestwick - 04/09/91 flown Staverton-Prestwick - 22/07/97 by road to Air Atlantique, Coventry for spares - 23/07/97 reg cancelled - c99 Compton Verney, Warks, stored - 2016 sold to Christy Keane - mid 20 sold to John Sparks - 12/11/20 arrived at SWAM, St Athan from Compton Verney  
G-AZHJ
Picture credit StuC

G-BNPU
/XL929 Hunting-Percival Pembroke C.1

MSN PAC/66/87 for RAF as XL929 - 27/09/57 awaiting collection - 27/09/57 Bomber Command Communications Squadron (BCCS), Booker (personal aircraft of AOCinC ACM Sir Harry Broadhurst) - 20/03/63 Squadron moved to Bovingdon - 30/06/63 Fighter Command Communications Squadron (FCCS), Bovingdon - 31/07/63 Transport Command Southern Communications Squadron (TCCS), Upavon - 01/01/69 Strike Command Communications Squadron (SCCS), Northolt - 13/02/69 Sqn renamed as 207 Sqn, Northolt - 25/01/71 BAC Weybridge for resparring - 03/05/71 5 MU, Kemble - 11/05/71 207 Sqn - 31/03/76 5 MU, Kemble - 07/10/80 431 MU, Bruggen - 10/12/80 60 Sqn, Wildenrath - 23/03/87 AM&SU, Shawbury wfu TT 5663 FH - 16/06/87 sold to Terry S. Warren, Ventnor, Isle of Wight - 30/06/87 reg G-BNPU - 29/07/87 flown to Sandown, IoW - 07/05/88 flown to Shoreham for Northbrook College as GIA - 11/08/88 reg cancelled as PWFU - 26/08/02 to Atlantic Aviation, Coventry for spares, stored at Compton Verney, Warks - 2016 sold to Christy Keane - mid 20 sold to John Sparks - 11/11/20 arrived at SWAM, St Athan from Compton Verney
G-BNPU
Pictures credit StuC 

WF784 Gloster Meteor T.7

31/04/51 awaiting collection - 17/04/51 delivered to RAF - 04/51 26 Sqn Wunsdorf, Germany - 11/53 26 Sqn, Oldenburg, Germany - 05/02/54 130 Sqn, Bruggen, Germany - 12/08/54 Flight Refuelling Ltd - 56 Ferry Training Unit, Benson - 59 Royal Air Force Flying College, Manby/Strubby - 01/07/62 renamed College of Air Warfare - 62 No.5 Civilian Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit, Woodvale - 17/09/63 5 MU Kemble for storage - 23/07/65 declared non-effective - 15/10/65 allocated 7895M - 30/11/65 7 MU Quedgley for display - 30/05/96 auctioned and sold for £1,200 to Gloucestershire Aviation Collections using a grant from Tewkesbury Borough Council - 03/03/97 arrived at Jet Age Museum, Staverton Airport, Gloucester - 02/09/21 to SWAM, St Athan
WF784
Picture credit StuC

WR974 Avro Shackleton MR.3/3

01/05/57 first flight as MR.3 - 24/05/57 awaiting collection - 31/05/57 released to C(A) for development work, prepared for tropical and winter trials by Avro at Langar - 05/07/57 delivered to A&AEE Boscombe Down - 07-08/57 Idris, Libya for armament trials in tropical conditions - 08/57 returned to Boscombe down - 27/08/57 49 MU Colerne for additional 'winterization' by Avro CWP - 20/09/57 returned to Boscombe Down - 08/10/57 to CEPE Canada - 19/11/57 sustained damage, repaired in Canada - returned to Boscombe Down - 16/04/58 49 MU Colerne and modified to full Phase I standard by Avro CWP - 27/08/58 allocated to 23 MU and flown 25/09/58 to Aldergrove - 12/58 203 Sqn "F" - 18/08/59 badly damaged on landing at Dartmouth, Nova Scotia - 11/59-06/60 repaired on site by Fairey Aviation of Canada - 203 Sqn - Avro Langar for Phase II update - transferred to MoA Air Fleet for trial installation of Phase III update at Langar - 20/04/64 damaged in hangar accident - 16/07/64 allocated to A&AEE and flown to Boscombe Down 07/09/64 - carried out winterization tests on equipment - 03/03/65 HSA Langar for pre-service prep - 17/05/65 allocated to A&AEE and flown to Boscombe Down 21/06/65 for tropical trials of Phase III navigation equipment and flight tests of the Griffon 58 equipped with modified oil coolers - 10/09/65 HSA Langar for more Tl work, including stand-by bomb bay heating, photographic electronic flash unit and sonobuoy homer tests - 23/03/66 back to A&AEE Boscombe Down - 20/06/66 ASWDU Ballykelly - 07/66 HSA Bitteswell - HSA Langar - 17/02/67 MinTech loan for further evaluation of sonobuoy homer equipment - 12/05/67 RAE Farnborough for tests by the Radio Department - 12/07/67  A&AEE Boscombe Down for armament trials - 08/02/68 ASWDU Ballykelly - 05/04/68-27/08/68 HSA Bitteswell for modification to current Phase III standard - 08/68 203 Sqn "H" - 09/68 loaned to 42 Sqn - 01/69 203 Sqn, Hal Far Malta - 01/70 HSA Bitteswell for mods - 26/03/70 203 Sqn - 06/04/70 Kinloss Wing "K" - 09/12/70 allocated 8117M - 11/12/70 2 SoTT Cosford as GIA - 09/88 offered for tender - bought by Peter Vallance - c07/89 to Charlwood - renamed Gatwick Aviation Museum - 2014 puchased by Gary Spoors - 02/10/14 arrived at Bruntingthorpe for restoration - to St Athan early 07/20 for SWAM
WR974
Pictures credit StuC

XN584 Hunting Percival Jet Provost T.3A

MSN PAC/W/12725 - built as T.3 - 20/04/61 awaiting collection - 24/04/61 27 MU Shawbury - 26/05/61 RAFC Cranwell "52" - 19/09/74 TWU Brawdy "52" - 01/08/75 RAFC Cranwell "52" - 27/08/75 BAC Warton for conversion to T.3A (avionics upgrade) - 28/11/75 CFS Little Rissington "78" - 12/04/76 RAFC Cranwell - 11/05/77 JP Det. - 25/09/77 RAFC Cranwell - 18/08/77 CFS - 09/04/79 5 MU Kemble - 16/05/79 CFS Leeming - 19/09/84 CFS Scampton "E" - by 09/90 1 SoTT Halton "88"  - 10/09/90 allocated 9014M - 27/03/95 to Bruntingthorpe - 07/15 to University of South Wales Aerospace Centre, Treforest - 04/08/21 to SWAM
XN584
Picture credit StuC

XV254 Hawker Siddeley Nimrod MR.2P

MSN 8029 built at Woodford as an MR.1 in the light grey/white colour scheme - 28/05/71 Awaiting collection - 01/06/71 delivered to 42 Sqn at St.Mawgan - 16/08/71 St.Mawgan Maritime Wing - 10/03/76 Kinloss Maritime Reconnaissance Wing - 07/77 displayed at the Finningley RAF Royal Review - 14/12/78 to Woodford for conversion to MR.2 (Set 6), also repainted in Hemp scheme - 25/09/80 first flight as MR.2 - 31/09/80 re-delivered to Kinloss Wing - 10/05/82 BAe Woodford loan (probably for fitment of a refuelling probe, re-des MR.2P) - ??/05/82 returned to Kinloss Wing - 05/02/88 Boscombe Down loan - 22/03/88 returned to Kinloss Wing - c08/09 withdrawn from use - 2010 broken-up at Kinloss - 28/07/10 front fuselage section to Inverness Air Museum - 2019 museum closed - 23/02/21 to SWAM 
XV254
Picture credit StuC

GJD Services Storage Compound private area, no public access

G-APSA Douglas DC-6A 

MSN 45497/995 - 13/06/58 reg CF-MCK to Maritime Central Airways - 12/02/59 reg G-APSA to Maritime Central Airways - 28/07/59 to Eagle Aviation Ltd - 05/01/61 to to British Eagle International Airlines - 24/02/64 reg HZ-ADA to Saudi Arabian Airlines - 71 reg 4W-ABQ to Yemen Airways - 71 Withdrawn from use at Sanaa, Yemen - 13/02/87 reg G-APSA to Instone Air Line Ltd - 03/12/97 to RVL Aviation Ltd - 03/08/07 to Air Atlantique Ltd - by 09/07 painted in 1950's KLM scheme as "PH-TGA" - 31/12/07 declared as 35,165 total flying hours - 05/08 repainted in British Eagle scheme - late 08 grounded after corrosion found in the tail - 23/05/09 CofA expired - 05/09/12 to Instone Air Services Ltd - 03/12/12 to G-APSA Ltd - late 18 acquired by GJD Services - 04/20 dismantling started - 28/04/21 rear fuselage section arrived at St Athan - 29/07/21 front fuselage section arrived at St Athan
G-APSA
Picture credit IanG  
G-APSA
Picture credit StuC  

(M25-04) Scottish Aviation Bulldog 102

MSN BH.100-127 - 10/02/72 first flight - 72 delivered to Royal Malasian Air Force as FM1224 - re-serialled M25-04 - 1998 sold - to UK - Military Aircraft Spares Ltd, Taunton - sold and used as spares source - by 11/17 gutted fuselage outside Lyneham Flying Club, Kemble - 04/19 purchased by R.Tregear, St Athan - 30/06/19 moved to SWAM for storage
M25-04
Picture credit StuC

XL472 Fairy Gannet AEW.3

MSN F.9441 - 04/11/59 first flight - 30/11/59 retained by Fairey White Waltham - 30/01/60 AHU Culdrose - 11/02/60 849 NAS "A" Flt Culdrose/HMS Ark Royal "R-421" - 05/09/61 AHU Culdrose - 14/10/63 849 NAS HQ Flt Culdrose "CU-415" - 30/11/66 849 NAS HQ Flt Brawdy "BY-760" later "BY-762" - 08/03/71 NASU Lossiemouth - 06/04/71 849 NAS "B" Flt Lossiemouth/Ark Royal "044" later "R-044" - 06/12/78 RAE Farnborough - 06/12/78 A&AEE Boscombe Down Apprentices School - by 04/85 Fire Service Boscombe Down - by 01/87 derelict - 10/90 tendered for sale in MOD clearance - 91 Peter Vallance, Gatwick Aviation Museum, Charlwood - 01/09/13 sold and moved to St Athan as spares source for XL500
XL472
Picture credit Gary Spoors/GJD Aerotech

XP150 Westland Wessex HAS.3

MSN WA83 - 21/09/62 first flight as HAS.1 - 04/10/62 delivered to HHU Fleetlands - 28/08/63 706 NAS Culdrose - 05/10/63 AHU Culdrose for mods - 02/03/64 RAF Handling Sqn Boscombe Down - 10/03/64 706 NAS Culdrose "CU-506" - 25/01/65 RNAY Fleetlands for flotation gear fit - 01/03/65 706 NAS Culdrose "CU-506" later "CU-576" - 19/04/66 to Westlands Yeovil for conversion to HAS.3, first flight 27/10/67 - 06/02/68 NASU Culdrose - 22/02/68 814 NAS "V-273" later "H-273" - 09/09/69 NASU Culdrose - 17/09/69 814 NAS "H-273" - 13/07/70 RNAY Fleetlands for mods and storage - 07/02/72 NASU Culdrose - 10/05/72 737 NAS Portland - 15/05/72 737 NAS Kent Flt "KE-401" - 16/10/75 RNAY Fleetlands - 15/09/76 NATIU Lee-on-Solent - 04/11/76 737 NAS Portland - 16/11/76 737 NAS Kent Flt "KE-401" - 04/01/77 737 NAS Portland - 29/07/77 737 NAS Antrim Flt "AN-406" - 16/01/79 at Newcastle Airport for fishery protection duties - 01/02/79 to RAF Finningley by road for engine change - 13/02/79 by road to MASU Lee-on-Solent - 16/02/79 by road to RNAS Portland - 26/03/79 RNAY Fleetlands - 01/06/79 737 NAS Portland - 10/06/79 737 NAS Antrim Flt "AN-606" - 30/11/81 737 NAS Portland - 12/01/83 772 NAS - 20/04/83 772 NAS Antrim Flt "AN-406" - 19/01/84 to RNAY Wroughton for storage, total flying hours 4317.20 - 05/07/84 by road to AES Lee-on-Solent - 08/08/84 allocated A2719 as Class GRB training airframe "AN-406" - 05/88 allocated A2764 as Class GR(2) - 08/91 noted outside at Lee-on-Solent - 07/92 noted outside BDRF LoS with many repair patches - 11/92 noted in fire pits as "XP15/LS" with tail unit probably from XP157 - by 25/01/93 to Fire Service College, Moreton-in-Marsh - 22/05/19 to SWAM St Athan for spares
XP150
Picture credit StuC

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GJD Services Hangar - Restoration area, no public access 

(G-APXX)/"VH-FDT" de Havilland Australia DHA-3 Drover II

MSN 5014 - 1951 built in Sidney, Australia as VH-EAS - 12/60 purchased by Air Navigation & Trading Company Ltd, Blackpool (Squires Gate) Airport - 19/09/61 arrived at Liverpool Docks by sea and roaded to Squires Gate - 15/12/61 registered G-APXX but reportedly never used - 19/05/67 moved to Southend for preservation by the predecessors of the museum - 1971 Historic Aircraft Museum, Southend "VH-FDT" - 26/11/73 reg cancelled as PWFU - 10/05/83 auctioned on museum closure and sold to Doug Arnold for £1,700 - mid 83 Warbirds of Great Britain, Blackbushe - by 07/85 Second World War Aircraft Preservation Society, Lasham - late 2009 sold to Parkhouse Aviation on museum closure - by 10/10 moved to Wycombe Air Park - 05/08/13 arrived at St Athan - 06/19 to SWAM restoration area in GJD hangar
VH-FDT Drover (Really VH-EAS)
Picture credit Keith Morgan

WL405 Gloster Meteor T.7

07/07/52 delivered to RAF - Hemswell CF - JCU - Wittering SF - 231 OCU - 1 GCF - BCCS - 01/65 sold to Ministry of Aviation - RAE Farnborough - 01/04/69 SoC as Cat.5(C) - RAE Apprentices School - c1988 nose and centre section to Martin-Baker, Chalgrove for spares use, remainder to NEAM Usworth - 30/10/01 The Meteor Flight, Yatesbury, Wilts - 17/03/09 to Phoenix Aviation, Bruntingthorpe - 12/09 to Mike Davey - 30/04/10 to Hooton Park - 2013 to Parbold, Lancashire - late 2019 sold to Jason Holloway - 23/09/19 to St Athan, to SWAM restoration area in GJD hangar
WL405
Picture credit StuC

XM833 Westland Wessex HAS.3

MSN WA14 - 15/03/60 first flight as second full-production HAS.1 - 05/04/60 AHU Culdrose - 07/04/60 700H Flt Culdrose "507" - 08/11/60 rotor blades struck tailcone and ground on start-up at Culdrose, Cat.HY damage - 17/11/60 Westlands Yeovil for Cat.4 repair - 20/01/61 700H Flt Culdrose "507" - 28/03/61 Westlands Yeovil for instrumentation fit - 18/04/61 700H Flt Culdrose "507" - 27/07/61 Westlands Yeovil for Cat.4 reconditioning - 02/08/63 RNAY Fleetlands for storage - 09/09/64 NARIU Lee-on-Solent - 14/09/64 RNAY Fleetlands - c04/65 marked "R-304" for 815 NAS - 06/65 marked "321" - 22/07/65 819 NAS Ballykelly "321" later "531" - 31/03/66 Westlands Yeovil for conversion to HAS.3 - 10/10/67 first flight post conversion - 10/01/68 NASU Culdrose - 01/03/68 814 NAS "V-272" later "H-272" - 07/06/68 tail rotor fold lock failed, tail rotor blades struck tailcone aboard HMS Hermes, Cat.LX damage - 31/03/69 NASU Culdrose for MARTSU repair - 25/04/69 820 NAS "BL-412" - 72 named "Zebedee" - 25/08/72 RNAY Fleetlands for scheduled maintenance - 14/11/73 Arctic Flight - 28/02/74 737 NAS Portland "PO-656" - 06/02/76 RNAY Fleetlands for scheduled maintenance - 24/11/76 RNAY Fleetlands for long term storage - 29/06/81 737 NAS Portland "653" - 24/11/81 RNAY Wroughton for long term storage - 03/11/82 struck off charge, total flying hours as HAS.3 2154.40 - 04/02/83 Second World War Aircraft Preservation Society, Lasham - 24/05/10 North East Aircraft Museum, Usworth - 14/05/19 SWAM St Athan
XM833
Picture credit StuC

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Departures

G-BLKP British Aerospace Jetstream 31-02

MSN 634 - 25/02/84 registered G-BLEX to McAlpine Aviation, Luton but Not Taken Up - 15/05/84 first flight as G-31-634 - 23/07/84 registered G-BLKP to British Aerospace PLC, Weybridge - 29/12/84 ownership change to BAE Systems (Operations) Ltd, Warton - 01/03/85-21/04/85 leased to NetherLines - 14/06/01 ownership change to BAE Systems (Corporate Air Travel) Ltd, Warton - 02/01/03 ownership change to Global Aviation Ltd, Humberside - 01/03 small Eastern Airways titles operating BAE shuttle flights from Filton - 19/04/03 CofA expired - 03 purchased by North West Development Agency for £250,000 - 11/03 to the European Centre for Aerospace Training, Macclesfield College - 07/12/06 deregistered as permanently withdrawn from use - 03/06/19 to GJD Services and displayed at SWAM, St Athan - 04/21 sold to Exeter College as GIA and departed 06/05/21
G-BLKP
Picture credit StuC   

(G-CONY) British Aerospace Jetstream 31-01

MSN 745 - ff 10/03/87 as G-31-745 - N331QE NTU - registered C-GJPQ 03/06/87 and delivered to Ontario Express - to Canadian Regional Airlines - Canadian reg cancelled 28/12/94 - registered N22746 30/12/94 to Wilmington Trust Co Trustee - to Environmental Mapping Services 12/03/99 - to Sky Mapping LLC - to Sky Research Inc 12/08/04 - flown into Humberside 04/09/12 - USA reg cancelled 26/09/12 - registered G-CONY 23/11/12 to Linksair Ltd but never flown - fuselage to St Athan by road 22-25/10/14 - UK reg cancelled 27/02/17 - to SWAM site 08/19 for transportation trials still marked as N22746 on port side (not allocated to SWAM) ..departed late June/early July 2020 to Happy Jakes Touring Caravan Park, Flemingston, CF62 4QL as a glamping attraction
G-CONY
Picture credit StuC
WD293 de Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk T.10

MSN C1/0233, line number DHB.f11 - 21/12/50 Awaiting Collection from de Havilland, Broughton - 28/12/50 1 Basic Flying Training School, RAF Booker coded "14" - 19/05/53 10 Maintenance Unit, RAF Hullavington - 05/01/54 School of Maritime Reconnaissance, RAF St.Mawgan coded "L" - 18/09/56 Maritime HQ, Chatham. Based at Rochester - 17/02/58 22 Maintenance Unit, RAF Silloth, for refurbishment - 10/12/58 5 Maintenance Unit, RAF Kemble, probably for repainting, as the overall silver/yellow training bands scheme was being phased out for a more high visiblity colour scheme - 01/06/59 St.Andrews UAS, RAF Leuchars. Issued for their summer camp at Tangmere (5 June-4 July) - 06/07/59 (Perth UAS, Perth Scone) Note: entry as per RAF Record Card, no such Unit existed. Possibly it was issued to Glasgow UAS [then based at Perth] for their summer camp at Valley [15 July -19 August] and then returned to Perth for allocation to St Andrews UAS - 02/09/59 St.Andrews UAS, RAF Leuchars - 16/09/59 22 Maintenance Unit, RAF Silloth, for refurbishment - 20/06/60 Queens University Belfast UAS, Sydenham. One of six issued to the UAS to supplement their four unit strength Chipmunks for Summer Camp at Lyneham. It was flown to Sydenham on 20/06/60 from Silloth for acceptance and air tests and departed Sydenham on 24/06 with the 9 other Chipmunks for Lyneham. Bad weather caused a diversion to Kemble - 04/07/60 Struck Off Charge as CAT.5C due to fatigued engine mounting bulkhead, discovered whilst the a/c was on Summer Camp at Lyneham - 07/07/60 allocated 7645M - 07/07/60 3 AEF, Bristol Filton, soon reduced to PAX trainer - 31/07/74 2308 (Cwmbran) Sqn ATC - by 04/89 loaned to 1367 (Caerleon) Sqn ATC - by 10/98 210 (Newport) Sqn ATC - by 06/04 30F (Cardiff) Sqn ATC - c05/09 254 (Aberdare) Sqn ATC - 12/07/10 South Wales Aviation Group, St Athan - 16/01/19 moved on loan to South Wales Aviation Museum, St Athan - 08/09/21 sold and moved to a new home at Evesham for restoration
WD293-3

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